I just bought a '85 Honda XL600R. about the only thing really broken on it, is the big chain slider on the swing arm. a replacement one is over $100. has anyone had luck making one out of a piece of nylon or other plastic. it also needs a battery. someone mentioned battery eliminators, is there a source for those ? other then that, it seems like a really solid bike. in the past I have had Yamaha XT500/SR500/XT250 and Honda XR200R. I thought the XR200R was the most refined, and I think the XL600R is almost as nice, but more torque/horsepower and it's street legal. of course, all the emission on it is a pain (i.e. can't use a lot of the XR600R parts).